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  1. Nov 2022
    1. but even ᴡindows® Notepad tries to substitute unknown characters from glyphs in other fonts instead of using the replacement character directly. Sometimes it even substitute characters whereas they exist in the font

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    1. No, there is no “glyph not found” character. Different programs use different graphic presentations. An empty narrow rectangle is a common rendering, but not the only one. It could also be a rectangle with a question mark in it or with the code number of the character, in hexadecimal, in it.
    2. The glyph-not-found character is specified by the font engine and by the font; there is no fixed character for it.
    1. I know this is older but I'm surprised by the "Is redrawing 110K glyphs (with metrics and kerning and combining attributes and hinting) too hard?" I used to do typography. A plain, unoriginal typeface with 255 straightforward latin-# oriented letters is at least a couple days of work; probably a couple weeks; couple months for truly good work. 110K is the equivalent of 400+ faces with much harder metrics and such. 15,000 hours of work or drastically more; so at least 7 or so years. So, kinda hard.
  2. Aug 2021
  3. Jan 2021
    1. Pango is one of the most common font rendering libraries on Linux. It's used by GTK/GNOME and a lot of standalone apps, like Rofi, Polybar, and a lot of terminals.
    2. cp src/glyphs/Symbols-2048-em\ Nerd\ Font\ Complete.ttf ~/.local/share/fonts fc-cache -fv pango-view -t "Playing some  for you right now"